Six Events + An Ice Cream Sandwich You Need To Try Before The Summer’s End

[ 0 ] August 12, 2015 |

unnamed1. Del Campo’s rooftop series returns on Friday, August 14 to close out the season with a Cuban fiesta. Salsa music will soundtrack the themed menu from chef Victor Albisu, including Cuban sandwiches, croquetas and ropa vieja. The cash bar will feature mojitos, Cuba libres, Hemingway daiquiris and more.  Event takes place on Friday, August 14, 7-10pm, tickets are $37 inclusive of food, tax and gratuity and available online.

2. Entertainment Cruises’ Spirit of Washington is hosting its second and final Crab Leg Feast Cruise of the summer season for 2015 on Saturday, August 15th. Boarding at 11am and cruising from 11:30am to1:30pm, with prices from $64.90 per adult/$38.95 per child, crustacean-loving cruisers can nosh on an all-you-can-eat crab feast featuring a buffet-style menu with endless snow crab legs, sides, salads, and an assortment of desserts.  After indulging, cruisers are invited to head to the dance floor to enjoy live DJ entertainment and music, or to the rooftop to soak up the sun … and ice cold signature sips.  For additional information on the Crab Leg Feast Cruise or to make a reservation, please call 866-404-8439 or visit

3.  On Friday, September 4, DC concert venue Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC. will host Orange Is The New Black star, Ruby Rose, for her first-ever DJ performance in the nation’s capital. Tickets to see the Aussie star donned in anything but her orange jumpsuit start at $20 and go on sale this Friday, July 31 at noon. Link to purchase tickets:

4.  STEAL DEAL:  Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has a Prime Pair prix fixe menu that includes two courses with shareable sides, centered on an 8 oz center cut filet mignon. The filet is paired with choice of a crab cake and Cajun lobster sauce, bbq-spiced shrimp and NOLA sauce, or lemon garlic scallops topped with fried capers. The surf and turf style entrée is preceded with a choice of three salads, and accompanied by a variety of savory side dishes.  The menu is available now through September 7 for $55 per person.

5.  48th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m) in Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD.  General admission tickets are $15; seniors and active military, $10; Kids 12 and under, free; VIP individual, $65 and VIP Couple, $120.  More deets here:  Highlights of this year’s festival include: the 25th Annual Crab Soup Cook-off featuring Annapolis area restaurateurs and chefs in a classic Maryland Showdown, Xpogo professional pogo stick demonstrations, cooking classes, free stand-up paddle board and SUP yoga demonstrations and an inaugural Paddle for Betterment event.

Photo credit James Jackson

Photo credit James Jackson

6.  Late Night Happy Hour at Del Campo.  All summer the restaurant has offered a late night happy hour Thursday-Saturday from 10pm-12am, which includes drink specials along with complimentary anticuchos, chorizo bites and grilled provoleta sandwiches at the bar and on the patio.  This is a reason to keep the summer nights going into the wee hours.

*Honorable Mention:  Cool down with these treats before the heat leaves.  To celebrate one year of muffin glory, Donnie Simpson Jr. at Uprising Muffins has combined two amazing worlds: Ice Cream & Muffins.  “The Upwich” is an Ice Cream Muffin Sandwich!! (2 Muffin Crowns with a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream between them). *Drops Mic*  Two flavors are offered:  Chocolate Chip w/Vanilla Ice Cream & Double Chocolate w/Vanilla ice Cream.


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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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